Three persons were on Thursday, April 1, arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrate for reportedly forging a COVID-19 test certificate.
The suspects identified as Emmanuel Adelegan; Ibrahim Abubakar and Tope Shoaga were charged with conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and forgery after being arrested by the Lagos state police command for the offences committed on February 8 at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
They were accused of fraudulently obtaining N33,000 from one Chisom Emmanalon with a promise to get her a COVID-19 test certificate which was found to be fake when presented before airport authorities.
The suspects who pleaded “not guilty” to the offences which contravened sections 314, 365 and 411 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015, were released on bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum by the Magistrate, O. A. Layinka.
The case was then adjourned till May 19.